Scholarships for Traditional Students

We work with students and families to make financing your education straight forward and easy to understand.

Scholarships and grants are available to both incoming freshmen and transfer students.Use our Franciscan Heritage Scholarships and Grants calculator, and the information below, to find out what funds are available to you.

To receive full consideration for all of our scholarships and grants, admitted students should submit their completed FAFSA. After the Financial Aid Office receives and processes a student’s FAFSA, they will receive information about accessing their financial aid files online. All financial aid information will be accessible at

Franciscan Heritage Estimator

Scholarship Name

2016-17 Franciscan Heritage Scholarships and Grants*

Trustee's Scholarship - $16,000 per year
President's Scholarship - $14,500 per year
Dean's Scholarship - $13,000 per year
Merit Scholarship - $10,000 per year
Opportunity Grant - $5,000 per year

Incoming freshmen. Eligibility is determined based on a student's GPA and ACT or SAT score.

Transfer Student Scholarships and Grants

Serra Scholarship: $12,000 per year (minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA)
St. Bonaventure Scholarship: $10,000 per year (2.5-2.999 cumulative transfer GPA)
Transfer Student Opportunity Grant: $5,000 per year (2.0-2.499 cumulative transfer GPA)

Transfer students who have attempted at least 12 credits at another institution. Eligibility is determined by your cumulative transfer GPA. Students enrolled in the RN to BSN completion program or BS in Respiratory Therapy completion program are not eligible for these scholarships or grants, as the tuition rate for these programs reflects a discounted rate.

Flahive Athletic Scholarship

Amount varies, renewable

Incoming freshmen and transfer students competing as part of one of Stritch's intercollegiate athletic teams.

Franciscan Servant Scholars Scholarship*

Amount varies, renewable

Incoming freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate involvement in volunteer and community service activities.

Honors Scholarship*

One Full-Tuition Scholarship

Incoming freshmen who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. Students who have been awarded the Trustee's Level Franciscan Heritage Scholarship will be invited to campus to compete for an Honors Scholarship.

International Student Scholarship

$3,000 per year, renewable

Select incoming international (non-U.S. citizen) freshmen and transfer students.

Legacy Scholarship

$1,500 per year, renewable

Incoming freshmen and transfer students who have an immediate family member who graduated from or currently attends Cardinal Stritch University.

Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount varies, renewable

Incoming freshmen and transfer non-theater majors who demonstrate an ability in music and/or theater.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$1,000 per year, renewable

Automatically awarded to all transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount varies, renewable

Incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in the fine arts; eligibility is based on academic department and University admission requirements.

Timothy M. Dolan Scholarship*

$1,750 per year, renewable

Incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Catholic high school.

Please note that all scholarships have specific requirements in order to renew them from year to year. Scholarship amounts are subject to change and should only be considered final when granted to the student by the University.

* Scholarship is for incoming freshmen only
** Scholarship is for transfer students only